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Short-handed Green Mountain puts scare into undefeated Rivendell

Short-handed Green Mountain puts scare into undefeated Rivendell

By Evan Chadwick ©2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC On paper, the matchup between Green Mountain and Rivendell Academy on Monday evening was scintillating: A Division 3 team on the rise vs. an undefeated Division 4 squad that many consider to be the odds-on favorite to take home a state championship.  Unfortunately for the Chieftains, the […]

GM girls exit court with a smile despite 59-35 loss to West Rutland

GM girls exit court with a smile despite 59-35 loss to West Rutland

By Evan Chadwick ©2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chieftains hung with West Rutland for more than three quarters, but the Golden Horde’s size and full-court pressure defense allowed them to pull away late on their way to a 59-35 victory over a feisty Green Mountain squad on GM’s home turf. “There are tons of positives […]

Green Mountain Boys take down Arlington 59-47

Green Mountain Boys take down Arlington 59-47

By Evan Chadwick ©2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC When the three-point shot is dropping, it can be a powerful ally. For the Arlington Eagles, this early ally, which raced them out to a 9-0 lead over the Chieftains on Tuesday evening, turned into a deadly adversary, as Coach Brian Rapanotti’s Green Mountain squad forced the Eagles […]

Green Mountain Girls fall to Poultney 37-30

Green Mountain Girls fall to Poultney 37-30

By Evan Chadwick ©2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Green Mountain Coach Jeff Buffum’s Chieftain squad has faced all sorts of adversity the first half of the season. But with four players short for his Saturday contest against Poultney, the Chieftains could not withstand the deliberate and physical attack of the Blue Devils, falling 37-30 on home […]

Green Mountain Girls rout BF Terriers 40-33

Green Mountain Girls rout BF Terriers 40-33

By Evan Chadwick ©2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC In this year’s COVID-plagued basketball season, it is anticipated that each game will bring a variation of their pre-season roster to each contest. For the Green Mountain girls basketball squad, they took this adaptation in stride, showing the increasing depth of Coach Jeff Buffum’s roster in their 40-33 […]

Chieftains shake off the rust with overtime win

Chieftains shake off the rust with overtime win

By Evan Chadwick © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Struggling from a long layover with three games canceled, the Green Mountain boys basketball team were just happy to get back on the court the night of Wednesday, Jan. 12. What made them even happier – despite the nearly month-long gap since their last game –  was […]

GM Girls b-ball team falls to Wildcats, 55-34

GM Girls b-ball team falls to Wildcats, 55-34

By Evan Chadwick ©2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Green Mountain Girls basketball team was facing an early challenge from the White River Valley Wildcats in South Royalton Monday night when they raced out to an 11-2 lead. The Chieftains in response would hang tough. However, the obstacles were just a little too much for Coach […]

Heartbreak: GM roars back in 2nd half of soccer final but falls short to Enosburg 4-3

Heartbreak: GM roars back in 2nd half of soccer final but falls short to Enosburg 4-3

 It took a penalty kick from GM’s Everett Mosher, who this year scored his 100th point, to put GM on the board during the second half. Video by Christian Avard for The Chester Telegraph. Copyright 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC.  By Christian Avard ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC HARTFORD Soccer is cruel, especially when you’re down […]

Green Mountain boys come from behind to beat Vergennes in soccer semis

Green Mountain boys come from behind to beat Vergennes in soccer semis Division III championship to be decided on Saturday in Hartford

By Christian Avard ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Green Mountain boys varsity soccer team is headed to its third straight state championship final. The Chieftains defeated the fourth-seed Vergennes Commodores on Tuesday in the Division III semifinals by a score of 3-1. Green Mountain won the game in front of their home crowd for the […]

Paine Mountain overpowers GM girls in soccer quarterfinal

Paine Mountain overpowers GM girls in soccer quarterfinal Green Mountain to lose eight senior players

By Christian Avard ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC The fifth-seed Green Mountain girls varsity soccer team twice led in quarterfinal game against fourth-seed Paine Mountain (comprising players from Northfield and Williamstown high schools). But the Marauders-Blue Devils were too much as for the Chieftains and they ending their successful playoff run with a 5-2 win on […]

GM boys advance to soccer semifinals

GM boys advance to soccer semifinals Beats Thetford 2-0 on home turf matchup

By Christian Avard ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC CHESTER All it took were two goals in the first half for the first-seed Green Mountain Union High School boys’ varsity soccer team to beat ninth-seed Thetford Academy in Division III quarterfinals on its home field on Friday. The weather was clear, the sun was out, and a […]

Green Mountain girls advance after penalty kick thriller

Green Mountain girls advance after penalty kick thriller

By Christian Avard © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Green Mountain Union High School Girls Varsity Soccer Team eliminated Lake Region on Thursday after a nail-biting penalty kick shootout, 2-1. GMUHS advances to the quarterfinals on Saturday where they will play fourth-seed Paine Mountain (Northfield and Williamstown High Schools) at 3 p.m. at Williamstown. Kim […]

GM soccer teams look solid for playoff runs

GM soccer teams look solid for playoff runs

By Christian Avard © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC It’s that time of year again where the Green Mountain Union High School soccer teams vie for Division III state championships. According to the boys’ and girls’ varsity coaches, both teams have a great shot at winning it all, but one thing for sure is that the […]

GM's Mosher nets 100th goal in a tough double-overtime 1-1 tie

GM’s Mosher nets 100th goal in a tough double-overtime 1-1 tie Becomes sixth boy in Vt. high school soccer to score 100 goals

   By Christian Avard ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC WOODSTOCK Green Mountain High School Senior Everett Mosher made history on Tuesday as he scored his 100th goal in the 13th minute of a brutal knock-down drag-out boys’ soccer affair that went to double-overtime and ended in a 1-1 tie with Woodstock High School. Mosher scored […]

Flood Brook's first-time softballers discover hidden talent for the game

Flood Brook’s first-time softballers discover hidden talent for the game

By Christian Avard © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC What are the odds that a group of girls who never played softball before could learn the game on the fly and dominate their opponents? Pretty good if those girls play for Flood Brook School. There’s no rhyme or reason to explain the team’s success. They just […]

GM boys take historic hoops title in tense overtime win

GM boys take historic hoops title in tense overtime win

By Christian Avard © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC BARRE The Green Mountain Union High School boys’ varsity basketball team made school history on Sunday. In their very first appearance in a state championship, the No. 1-seeded Chieftains fought a gritty and hard-earned overtime victory over six-seed Williamstown at the legendary Barre Auditorium, 52-51. They earned […]

GM boys trounce Thetford, head to Division III Championship

GM boys trounce Thetford, head to Division III Championship

By Christian Avard © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Green Mountain Boys’ Varsity Basketball Team is headed to its first-ever state championship on Sunday. The Chieftains played like the Division III first-seed contenders they are at Wednesday’s semifinals at home, routing 12th seed and two-time, back-to-back, Division III state champions Thetford Academy, 75-51. While there […]

GMUHS boys’ basketball aims for its 1st state title

GMUHS boys’ basketball aims for its 1st state title

By Christian Avard ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Green Mountain Union High School boys’ varsity basketball team has never won a state championship in the school’s history. Could this be the year when they finally win it? We don’t know, but the 2020-2021 Chieftains are definitely the team to beat. The Chieftains finished first place […]

No repeat title for GM Chieftains in tight 1-0 game

No repeat title for GM Chieftains in tight 1-0 game

By Christian Avard ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC HARTFORD Soccer is a cruel sport, especially if your team is the reigning 2019 Division III champions and it loses in the final minutes of the 2020 championship. But that’s what happened to the Green Mountain Boys’ Soccer Team on Saturday when Oliver Nigro of Peoples Academy scored […]

Statewide disc golf tournament draws players to Chester

Statewide disc golf tournament draws players to Chester

By Cynthia Prairie ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Stone Village Shootout disc golf tournament this past weekend at the Pinnacle in Chester attracted 50 players from Vermont and New Hampshire and marked the four-year-old course’s inaugural run in the disc golf tournament world. The Chester course was the No. 9 stop in the 2020, 11-course […]